Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wheatabix canvas

On more than one ocasion now Ihave I made my hour and a bit journey to work with the signs of morning wheatabix finger painting.

This wonderful art form, rare as it may be, only takes place under certain circumstances:

Firstly you need to be running  late,: and I don’t mean by a few minutes, 30 is the minimum and the consequences need to involve more than being late to the pub.

Secondly,  clean clothes must be worn, washed the night before, with the specifically for replenishment of a dwindling clothes supply.

And under these conditions the artist can begin. With masterful cunning, a finger wheatabix covered, paints a modest patch , inconspicuous in a rush, but on first look down, the breakfast paint is proudly displayed on that freshly washed canvas.

And here is my little wheatabix artist.

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Aerocool monster

Well, what is a geek without his ( or her) super powered machine.Unfortunately that’s me, though I do plan to put aside some cash after me and my better half(and I really do mean better) have finally tied the knot.

So far I have a seagate barracuda 3tb hdd, still in its protective wrapping, and the aerocool strike-x air.

I absolutely fell in love with this open air, half work bench half gamers case. I must have spent weeks reading every review going.

After a rather successful birthday haul, u managed to buy it. This case is huge, as the reviews pointed out. What I love is the XL-ATX motherboard bay and the hot-swap hdd bays, however it is stuck in its box until I can buy some more parts.

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The motherboard, now I haven’t really paid much attention to this in the past, but now I am building my own machine it’s only right I find one that’s right for me. That has come in the name of the MSI Big Bang Xpower ii

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What with the overall dark nature of the board and the idea of four graphics cards and up to 128gb of ram the board is screaming out to be part of my build.

And on the subject of graphics cards I have found just the card for me, the suped up HD Radeon 7970 by sapphire tech . Just think about the gaming experience with those under the hood.

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Which leads nicely to the processor, I will be marrying the MSI awesomeness with Intel’s. i7 3930k

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Overall this will make a tidy machine so I can play games with graphics settings turned up to jamanji realism (the concept not the film fx) and populate fields with billions of maya grass strands and enough trees to make the amazon look like a bonsai tree.

Well, once I have paid for my wedding. Which I’m rather glad to say will definitely be an amazing day. I’m very excited to see Rosie in her dress! And, as I now have my contract up till 1st November, all will be paid for.

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Rabbits

For the past couple of days, as the weather has been good and I have been home from work on time, Lily and I have fed the family rabbits.

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First we sit in front of the fridge, while I gather the lettuce, cabbage, carrots and radishes required by the law of if “Peter Rabbit likes it, so will our rabbits”. Lily at this point will either be eating said veggies or  spreading it about the floor.

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Next we take 95% of what I got out and head to the back door, Lily toddling beside me holding my hand.

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Out the back is the smallest patch of grass known to man, reclaimed from the soon to be in-laws garden refit. Plonked alongside that is the disproportionately large hutch, up on bricks and plant pots.

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It’s at this point, or at least just after convincing the rabbits to stay put, we sit transfixed on the speedy emptying of the food bowl.

I really love spending this time with Lily as I don’t get to see her much during the week as I do long hours in London, so its nice to get some daddy daughter time.

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Dinton Pastures 

Even after a year and a half I still get moments when I think, ‘christ I’m actually a dad’. One of these moments came driving into Dinton Pastures. I have fond memories of weekends as a kid going there, feeding the ducks, and the angry, or just greedy, gease, playing in the park and just having a great time.

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And this weekend I got to take Lily and my niece. It was a lovely day out, Rosie and I made pita bread sarnies and we took the cakes my niece and Rosie made earlier that day.

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I was probably more excited than the kids, though my niece did make a new friend within about 5mins of being on the climbing frames.

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Mustangs and Buicks and Caddies O my

Lets just say I love old American cars, and if it has a fast back, well, that’s even better. Though don’t ask me how one works, as I will just say, ‘you put the key in it, don’t you ?’.

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And it’s because of this love of non-car-cars, as my beautiful fiance would say (she thinks they’re ugly and not like proper cars), that she sent me off to the London Motor Museum with my best man (as he also likes non-car-cars).

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The cars were great. I was almost sitting in one of my all time favorites the ’67 Shelby gt-500.

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There was also one of the coolest bel-airs I think I have ever seen, just a matter of taste on that one though.

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But the morning wasn’t all about the Mustangs and Stingrays. They had one of the coolest sports cars, the Gumpert Apollo. Which I couldn’t believe weighs as much as a Mini.

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And just for anyone who loves Mr.Bean

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I must say, it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

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